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I’ve never managed to get Net ID working in Linux, due to Telia only supporting Ubuntu 10.04 and a very old version of Firefox. For this embarassing reason (for Telia), I have been forced to use a virtual machine with Windows XP whenever I had to identify myself…
With the latest software update I was hoping that they would have corrected the previous problems. I downloaded the file iidsetup_64.tar.gz with the x64 version and after extracting it I installed it as root:
I’m sure the intent was good, but somewhere down the road they failed miserably… A Ubuntu package called ubufox, or more recently xul-ext-ubufox breaks middle-mouse paste in Ubuntu/Kubuntu.
It claims to do this:
Integrates the browser with Ubuntu to: * Enable searching for missing plugins from Ubuntu software catalog * Add the following options to the Help menu - Get help on-line - Help translating Firefox - Ubuntu Release Notes * Set homepage to Ubuntu Start Page * Display a restart notification after upgrading Firefox * Add ask.com to the search engines.
But that’s not all, since middle-mouse paste gets broken too… Geez, thanks for making my life less convenient, and disabling what I’ve come to know as a Linux default behaviour for web browsers.
I hate it when new versions of software change the behavior of programs.
Somewhere in a Firefox update, I lost the common UNIX feature of middle-click for pasting an URL in Firefox.
I had to fix this problem on several machines, and each time I had to google the answer. It wasn’t the first hit showing the answer either…
Note to self for fixing this:
- Open about:config in Firefox.
- Change middlemouse.contentLoadURL to true